HELP incase Hardshell stuck on

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ttopp, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. ttopp macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2007

    The bottom bit of my hard shell wont clip in place seems too small, so I called apple :apple: cos I got it fi there online store and they r taking it back and sending a replacement. SUPER :)

    The problem is the top bit fits very snugly so snugly that its clamped on and I canny get it off. the instructions say unclip the 4 corners but there is no give at all! I'm really scared I'm gonna damage my screen :eek:

    Anybody have this problem b4?? Is there a solution? :eek:
  2. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    i've had the same problem before,
    but there's no other way of taking off the top shell.
    you just have to stick your finger nail under that clamp and release it,
    the glass isn't that fragile, it shouldn't scratch or anything.
    you can use a microfiber cloth inbetween your finger nail and the shell also.

    it should be fine.
  3. ttopp thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2007
    Ok no nails left now. Well split both thumbs and two other finger nails. This thing is well solid :confused:

    Gonna try sanding down an old credit card and use that to pry the latches loose!!

    instructions say "just unclip all for corners" :eek: they missed "with your super unclamping nails and fingers" lol
  4. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    yeah, it's really hard.
    harder than speck, and speck isn't the easiest thing ever.
    i remember selling my speck case when i bought my incase case,
    and i met up with the buyer and i had my laptop with me and took about 10 minutes just to take the case off to sell to him.
    how embarrassing.

    you could also use a spoon maybe?
    the side touching the screen will be smooth then, and i can't really see anything going wrong.

    maybe you can call incase and they'll let you just keep the top case, ha.
    who knows.
    they seem to be pretty good with their cosumers as far as i've experienced.
  5. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
    Slip a credit card between and slide it up to the clip and it will pop it off.
  6. prodigee macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    This is what I always do works like a charm.

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